Because no single way of eating works for everybody.
Often my husband and I get together with friends to play “Call of Cthulhu“. Yes, we’re like that.
Sometimes we’ve been known to make an all-day event of it; and for a game that long, you need a potluck. So the question always arises: what do you bring to a potluck for a role-playing game in which you’re fighting a giant fictional undead monster with tentacles where its nose should be, and trying to keep it from eating your soul?
Well, once I made butterhorn rolls in the shape of said monster. Cthulhu buns, with currants for eyes; Soul-Eating Pastries from R’lyeh. They were great – though I ought to have put some eldritch flavour of jam inside them – but they were also a lot of work.
So now I just bring this pork dish.
It’s easy, it’s convenient, and thanks to the slow-cooker you can make it overnight for bringing to an event the next morning. Serve it with rice, or mashed potatoes, or noodles. It’ll eat your soul at least as effectively as Cthulhu can – which is to say, not at all. You’re the one who’ll be doing the eating here.
2 pounds boneless pork chops, cubed
1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons Lee Kum Kee brand Char Siu sauce (available at Chinese/ Asian grocery stores and some chain supermarkets), or other brand of char siu sauce used for making Chinese-style barbecue pork
1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons chili sauce (eg. Heinz)
2 or 3 dashes Mexican hot sauce
2 to 3 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
Mix all ingredients together in slow-cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.